The fun way to learn English

Most of us remember Mr. Amitabh Bachchans’ dialogue from the film Namak Halal where he goes on to say that, “I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English because English is a very funny language”, and anyone and everyone who is trying to learn the language would also feel the same about it.

The language has weird rules that change faster than the political alliances in our country. While the plural of mouse is mice, the plural of house is not hice but houses. Or the plural of fox is foxes but the plural of ox is oxen. This clearly shows that the rule that might be applied to one scenario might not be applicable for the other. So what can be better than adding some humour to learn the language? Here are a few humorous and fun ways to learn English.

Joke books and jokes are a good way to learn the language with a little bit of fun and frolic. Jokes help you understand techniques of the English language like satire and pun. So laugh out loud while you grasp the finer concepts of the language.

A cool and entertaining way to learn English would be to watch a lot of theatre in the language. Listen to the actors deliver the dialogue and try to understand the meaning and the context of different words used. You can even make a list of new words that you hear.

TV shows
Love watching TV? You can learn English by watching TV shows as well. Good old English TV shows like FRIENDS, might be a great way to get you started on learning the language. Characters in TV shows often speak fast, so it can help you understand the language even when you are interacting with a native speaker.

Stand-up comedy shows
Stand-up comedians use a lot of puns and satire to bring about humorous elements in their comedy. Try to grasp the punch lines in these stand-up deliveries to understand the humour behind them. If you’d like to be a bit adventurous, you can even try writing your own comedy. One key essential point in stand-ups is the timing of the joke delivery.  Build a set up for the joke you are going to deliver and add a strong punch line to bring out the essence of the joke.

After all, there can’t be a better way to learn a language than to mix it up with a bit of humour. Just sprinkle some fun in your learning and make your experience a rich and hearty one.

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